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Six Works Featured in 2000 ‘Art on Campus’

The Second Annual Collection Showcase of “Art on Campus” at Pennsylvania College of Technology features two quilts, two mixed-media paintings, an oil painting and an iris print (photograph).

The six pieces − by five artists − were chosen by a committee consisting of faculty from the art and architecture departments, other faculty and staff with art backgrounds and the owner of a local picture-frame business. Chairing the committee was Fred Gilmour, assistant professor of advertising art and director of instructional technology and distance learning at Penn College.

After a reception on Monday, Aug. 21, the six works will be displayed in prominent places around campus. The reception will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the 202 Gallery in the Bush Campus Center.

“Art on Campus” began in Fall 1998, when Penn College President Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour appointed an eight-member committee to purchase artworks for the enrichment of students, faculty, staff and visitors. The works of six artists were selected in the inaugural year.

“The “Art on Campus” initiative has generated tremendous interest, given its relative newness,” Dr. Gilmour said. “The positive response has been overwhelming on the part of staff, faculty, students and the community. Since we began this initiative, several people have expressed their desire to donate their private collections to the College through its Foundation. The College’s ability to showcase and utilize the donated art in the classroom truly offers our students an unprecedented learning opportunity.”

Art on Campus is funded, in part, by a gift from the Lambert-Tyson Foundation, Inc., in memory of Robert Lambert, a local businessman, collector and supporter of the arts. This year’s pieces and the artists who crafted them are:

“Ghost Women” Iris Print (Photograph) by Lynn Estomin Estomin, of Williamsport, is an assistant professor of art at Lycoming College. She holds a master’s degree in electronic arts from the University of Cincinnati and a bachelor’s degree in film and communications from Antioch College. Her works are held by numerous international, national and university permanent collections. Recent exhibitions of her work include: “Not for Profit” at the Soho Photo Gallery, New York City; “Signs & Symbols” at WomanMade Gallery, Chicago; Off the Avenue Gallery, Cincinnati; and “Virgin Images” at Galaria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, Calif. Estomin has received several awards, including the Director’s Award, Charlotte Film & Video Festival; the Movies on a Shoestring Trophy, Rochester International Film Festival; and Three Stars, the Canadian International Film Festival.

“Undergrowth” Quilt by Susan B. Faeder Faeder, of New York City, is a Williamsport native who attended Williamsport Area Community College in 1971. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Studies from Bucknell University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She lived in Sendai, Japan, from 1970-71 as a Rotary International High School Exchange student. From 1977-78, she served a graduate fellowship from the Rotary Foundation, attending Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. As owner of Quilters’ Express to Japan, Faeder has led 10 tours to Japan for fiber enthusiasts. Her recent exhibitions include: 1995-2001, “Full Deck Art Quilts,” The Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service; October 1998 to January 2000, “Yard Works,” Manhattan Quilt Guild, Traveling Exhibition; January 2000, “ARTiculate Threads.” Ellipse Gallery, Rockville, Md..

“No. 903” and “No. 904” Mixed-Media Paintings by Marvin Halye Halye, who died in 1991, was a Nescopeck native who resided in Wayne, N.J., retiring to Beaver Springs just before his death. He studied art at the Pratt Institute and the Art Students League. He was a commercial artist and business owner, specializing in photo retouching and ad work for numerous Fortune 500 companies such as Estee Lauder Inc., Gilbey’s Gin, American Airlines and many others. His work is in the permanent collections of Estee Lauder, Inc., Merck, Inc., Burlington Mills, Bloomsburg University, the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Oregon Military Museum. Posthumous exhibitions of his work include: Winton Place Gallery, Cleveland; Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University; and group shows in Southampton, Philadelphia and Baltimore. His wife, Aline Halye Ball, is acting as his agent.

“Unexpected Kiss” Oil painting by Craig Kauffman Kauffman, of Williamsport, is a part-time faculty member in the Advertising Art Department at Penn College, and he also teaches art in the Williamsport Area School District and at Lycoming College. He is a graduate of the York Academy of Arts and Kutztown University. In the past 15 years, he has had eight one-man shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Erie and Williamsport, as well as many group exhibitions throughout the Northeast.

“The Value of Color” Quilt by Carol Taylor Taylor, of Pittsford, N.Y., is an avid quilter and teacher who has quilted since 1993. She has created more than 240 quilts in her career. She has been juried into many national shows including “Quilt National “99,” and has received numerous awards of excellence. Her quilt received a Best of Show award in “Made in NY ’99,” and a top award in the Innovative category of “Quilters Heritage Celebration ’99” in Lancaster. Another recent exhibition for Taylor was the “Quilts=Art=Quilts ’99” at Schweinfurth Art Museum.

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